Ferris Institute

Ferris Institute (HM20KI)

Location: Big Rapids, MI 49307 Mecosta County
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Country: United States of America
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N 43° 41.562', W 85° 28.725'

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This college was founded in 1884 by Woodbridge N. Ferris as the Big Rapids Industrial School. His objective was to provide low cost, practical training for all with a real desire to study, regardless of a lack of previous formal education. The school began with rented quarters and fifteen students. The first courses were commerce and college preparatory work. Programs in trade-technical work, pharmacy, and teacher training followed. A pioneer school of its kind, it became a state school in 1949.
HM NumberHM20KI
Series This marker is part of the Michigan: Michigan Historical Commission series
Placed ByMichigan Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, August 8th, 2017 at 10:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 622593 N 4838867
Decimal Degrees43.69270000, -85.47875000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 41.562', W 85° 28.725'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 41' 33.72" N, 85° 28' 43.5" W
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Area Code(s)231
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 400-422 Oak St, Big Rapids MI 49307, US
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